The Masters Greatest Roars

The greatest shots and the biggest moments in Masters tournament history, as remembered by players and Golf Digest editors.

Released on 4/7/2015

Credits

Executive Producer: Harris Levinson

Produced by: Emoticon Productions

Transcript

00:10
Greatest shot, hands down,
00:11
was Phil Mickelson's shot in 2010.
00:14
There he is, he's got a one-shot lead.
00:16
He hits a bad drive, he hits it straightaway.
00:19
He hits it through the fairway into this pine straw.
00:22
And Phil decides to go for it.
00:24
He's got a four-foot window to go at this green.
00:27
A shot that I didn't think
00:29
was a very smart shot at the time.
00:30
I don't think I would ever have tried that shot.
00:32
He made it happen and he won the golf tournament.
00:34
That, to me, was pretty sick.
00:37
Obviously the most famous one is Jack's putt at 17 in '86,
00:41
that's, I'd say, the most famous.
00:43
1986 was probably the most electrically charged day
00:49
I've ever played in a final round of any major championship.
00:54
When I was playing 15, Greg and I had just teed off 15,
00:57
and Jack was putting on 17.
01:00
We saw the putter go up, and then this roar.
01:04
I mean, it was the loudest noise
01:06
I've ever heard on a golf course.
01:08
That had to have been one of the loudest roars.
01:11
There's just no way to describe it.
01:13
It was just a roar.
01:15
There wasn't any question as to who made the putt
01:18
and what it meant.
01:21
Bubba Watson's wedge from the middle of the tree
01:24
sunk to the 10th hole to get him,
01:25
I believe that was his first green jacket.
01:28
Hit a terrible tee shot to the right, in the trees.
01:31
Looked like he had no shot.
01:32
Manages to hook a wedge from 140 yards
01:35
and had to bend at least half of that.
01:38
You know, miraculously puts it on the green
01:40
to about 15 feet.
01:41
It set up a par.
01:42
I've gone back to that spot
01:44
and I looked at what that shot looks like.
01:46
I can't imagine, in a practice round,
01:47
somebody pulling that shot off,
01:49
let alone doing it in the playoff
01:50
to go ahead and win your first green jacket.
01:54
I focus on the short game shots,
01:56
and the one, to me, was Tiger Woods in 2005 on 16.
01:59
I mean, under the circumstance,
02:01
knowing where DiMarco is making a run
02:03
and knowing what he had to do...
02:04
[Commenter] The imagination it took
02:06
to come up with that shot,
02:07
and then the skill it took to actually execute the shot...
02:11
[Commenter] He executed absolutely perfect,
02:13
and under the circumstances,
02:15
with the green jacket on the line,
02:17
that's the thing you remember at Augusta.
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